Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink. We are a collaborative partnership of the key industry organisations and public sector agencies working in the sector in Scotland and we are a membership organisation.

Any personal data provided by you to us will be held and processed in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the General Data Protection Regulations for the purposes of meeting the legitimate interests of Scotland Food & Drink (SF&D) and adhering to the rights of the individual.  

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices. If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact:  

At Scotland Food & Drink, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and website visitors. Our relationship with you is valuable and we understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of information which personally identifies you.

In that respect, we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy and our information gathering and dissemination practices.

The information we hold on your business:

The information we hold on your business is:

  • Your business name
  • Your business address
  • Contact details – email and phone number

The information we hold on you:

We hold personally identifiable information if you are an employee of a business who is a current, previous or prospect member of Scotland Food & Drink, or if you have attended an event hosted by Scotland Food & Drink. The information we hold on you is:

  • Your full name
  • Your workplace
  • Your job title
  • Business contact details – email and phone number

Why we require your information

SF&D provides a variety of online offerings including information about our products and services, business information and publicity.

We collect personally identifiable information when you join as a member, register with us to attend our events or when you use our services. We ask you for personal data only when it is needed to provide goods or services you have enquired about or asked us to provide or to respond to your request for information. You do not need to provide us with personal data simply to browse our site.

SF&D uses this information in the following ways:

  • To fulfil your request for information about certain products or services
  • To communicate with you about your membership
  • To provide you with industry news
  • To customise the content you see on our website
  • To contact you about our events or services
  • To communicate with you generally

We will contact you in the following methods

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Post

If you would like to change your preferences, please contact us via

What justification is there for holding this information

We hold this information under the lawful basis for processing of:

  • Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Where we store your personal information

We store your information on our secure Customer Relationship Manager system.

We store your information within Sage for the purposes of invoicing you (where applicable).

We take measures to ensure you data is secure and have taken steps to ensure our cyber security complies with GDPR regulations.

Do we share your information without your consent?

Scotland Food & Drink will only pass your information on to a third party where they are subcontracted to us to deliver part of a service you have signed. These subcontractors do not store your information and only use it for the purposes of fulfilling the service. More information on this will be supplied at the point of booking on to any of our events so you have full transparency of how your information is being used and why.

Scotland Food & Drink will not share your information with any other company or organisation without your consent.

Your rights around the information we hold

Right to Access

If at any time you would like to know what information we hold on you please email us at and in line with GDPR legislation we will provide you this information for free within 72 hours.

Right to Correction

If you believe that we hold inaccurate information on you and you would like us to amend this then please email us at and we will make any appropriate rectifications in line with GDPR legislation immediately.

Right to Erase

You have the right to request that we delete any contact information on you. If you would like to request this, then please email

Please note: Scotland Food & Drink will retain certain information where we believe this is a legitimate business interest.

Right to no further contact

If you do not want to have contact from us again then please email us at and we will ensure that you are not contacted again in line with best practice under the GDPR legislation.

Privacy by Design

Scotland Food & Drink adopts a privacy by design approach to all of its process and procedural development to ensure that the privacy of individuals data is considered from the outset.

What to do if you no longer wish us to contact you

If you no longer wish to receive information from Scotland Food & Drink, simply let us know by filling in this form.

By requesting this, we won’t contact you about business opportunities, food and drink industry news or events and any other service we can provide.